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    Re: SOTD: Friday 18 January 2013

    Bonjour mes dames! It's been forever since I posted here, but I still recognise a few names.
    My enthusiasm for scent waned for a while, but it's on an upswing again due to a recent lucky find:...
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    Re: The future of Mona di Orio?

    Right. Thanks, petruccijc. I can only add my own disappointment to the chorus, then.
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    The future of Mona di Orio?

    I've been utterly out of the fragrance loop, but today I was informed by an SA that the original line of MdO scents was discontinued?! :undecided: Hard to believe after the critical acclaim they...
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    Bookish fragrance

    Have we talked about this?
    Sadly, the video and all info I found was in Dutch only. The story: in honour of the yearly "Book Week" - a festive event to promote and celebrate Dutch language...
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    Re: MY wife wants to wear a perfume ? WHAT ?!!

    You've obviously been a good influence :)
    My mind went immediately in the direction of The Different Company: Bois d'Iris or Jasmin de Nuit in particular. I very much like Heartwood's suggestions,...
  6. Re: Which fragrance did you / would you wear on your wedding day?

    Zombie thread! I have weddings on the brain though, a good friend just having married. I'm not the marrying type, I suspect - but if I did, I'd be partial to an orange blossom one for tradition's...
  7. Re: New movie: Miss Piggy plays Vogue editor. Let's give her a fragrance wardrobe.

    I actually own Une Touche de NafNaf, mon Duc! It was a gift from a cousin for my eleventh? twelfth? birthday. I never really wore it as I wasn't into scent then, and I recently came across it while...
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    Re: Resinous Aphrodisiac from Ancient Rome

    I'm so glad I bumped into this thread before it disappeared off the main page. The depth & breadth of knowledge here will never cease to amaze me.
  9. Re: I think Dior Homme might be a practical joke...

    These threads invariably remind me of Jaime B's excellent blog entry.
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    Re: Unsolicited Compliments.

    And were you aware at the time that Duvel = Dutch for Devil? Adds a whole new layer of enjoyment to the compliment.
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    Re: The Scent Of Sleep.

    I don't like spraying anything right at bedtime (the opening stages laced with alcohol are often too harsh for me then) but I store my sheets & bedding with a Nesti Dante geranium-and-rice-scented...
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    Re: Favorite leather scent?

    Loads of birch tar, if I recall. I didn't much like it, but then I'm terribly picky when it comes to leathers.

    My favourites:
    Cuir Ottoman (soooooft sueeeeeede)
    Mona di Orio Les Nombres d'Or...
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    Re: Any Masculine almond scents out there?

    As soon as it's recognizable as marzipan, it's going to be sweet, sweet, sweet. There's certainly a few almonds/heliotropes that have more tolerable sweetness levels though:
    Profumum Antico Caruso...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: Fashion Edition

    I just to work at Christie's (jewellery department, most often) and they'd get the watch collectors in too. Grave, equanimous, serious types, most of them, who'd peer over their half moon glasses at...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 28th December,2010.

    Long time no see, everyone.
    Jabu for the day, I needed a bit of luxury as I'm feeling ill. Blegh.

    As an aside: is there a movement underway to place L'Air du Désert Marocain in the automated top...
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    Re: new wardrobe feature - sotd/twitter type thang

    I just discovered the feature and I've used it a total of 5 times now - but my top 5 shows only the first one I entered.
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    Re: Wardrobe counts

    Having been away for a while, that brand spanking new wardrobe looks great! Must've been a lot of hard work - thanks Grant.

    (One question: I tentatively added a fair few fragrances to my samples...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Catrice Run, Forest, Run - bought for the name as much as the colour ( a rich forest green).
  19. Re: Can high blood sugar levels make your scent smell too sweet?

    I don't even know if there's any way to accurately and objetcively measure sweetness in scent at all. I'd be more confident in the results of research into the perceived sweetness of scents in...
  20. Re: Finally, an new male frag from Marc Jacobs......Bang.

    Can he not just go away already?
  21. Re: The shade of your (toe)nails? AKA The Nail Polish thread

    Catrice London's Weather Forecast:

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_nQ6aNGtPnAE/S9MJuBKgBqI/AAAAAAAAETA/EZ6O-6si-L8/s400/Catrice+-+London%27s+Weather+Forecast_1+copy.jpg
    (Not my photo: it came from...
  22. Re: Does anybody bears wearing Secretions Magnifiques?

    I don't mind it. It's a flat aquatic floral with a weird iodine vibe, nothing more and nothing less. I don't wear it because I find it uninteresting, not because I find it revolting.
    Which would...
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    Re: Fragrances with strong cardamom note?

    I was one of the sniffers in that round and can vouch for the extreme cardamommyness of that scent. It's the airiest/most summer-appropriate cardamom scent I know of, as well.

    Kenzo Jungle...
  24. Re: Bond No. 9 demanding PerfumedCourt stop selling decants

    :D

    I love how Bond no 9 made a fool out of themselves - VERY PUBLICLY. What *were* they thinking?


    I would encourage you to tweet as much @ Bond, and demand compensation. If enough people do...
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    Re: shoes?

    Earworm...


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCF3ywukQYA

    Ahem. I like my Birckenstocks. :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Xerjoff Sniffaroo / Samplings

    Xerjoff has been in the picture more & more, right? Good on them. I've only managed to sample Fiori d'Ulive so far, which didn't agree with me. Too... shampoo-y? I dunno. Something just didn't mesh...
  27. Re: Fragrances you are glad you didn't buy blind.

    10 Corso Como.
    Tam Dao is one of my all-time favourite scents, and reviews make it appear that 10 Corso Como is a must for any TD-lover. It nauseates me. A lot.
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    Re: What Is YourFB Fantasy Wardrobe?

    Oh, yikes. I really don't know. It could go two ways for me: either *everything* I remotely like should be included, or only the best of the best of the best. And I'm damn picky, so the second option...
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    Re: Buying decants (UK)

    If you order with a reputable store that should be no problem, I've never had breakage so far. (I've had some leaking -damn air pressure variations- but always promptly received compensation,...
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    Re: Prettiest *niche* bottle

    I'm not one for "pretty", but let's say most aesthetically pleasing:
    http://www.thecoolhunter.net/images/na.jpg

    Though I must say I have a soft spot for the Stephen Jones (sight unseen) too.
    ...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 1 May

    Aw, I totally missed the memo on Fruity S'nS.
    Jil Sander Sun today, though the sun :coolold: is only now actually coming out. Am pooped as I've been up since the ungodly hour of 4 am. Whyyyyy?...
  32. Thread: Bond No. 9

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    Re: Bond No. 9 and Plagiarism

    Plagiarism!
    :D
  33. Re: Ladies, I need your help to stock up my wife`s wardrobe to a more FEMININE STYLE!

    Have to wonder what's wrong with male marketed scents? If she enjoys them, let her.
  34. Thread: Genoa - Italy

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    Re: Genoa - Italy

    Oh, Genova is beeyootiful. Can't help you with the perfumery aspect though, never looked for it there. I have family in the Genova/Milano/Torino area and I concur with tott: Genova can be a bit......
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    Bespoke perfumery in Amsterdam?!

    http://www.perfumelounge.nl/

    Another addition in the niche, erm, niche. It seems like this one has great aspirations of being on par with London/Paris bespoke services - anyone drop in to check it...
  36. Poll: Re: How many fragrances should a man have in their collection to NOT get sick of any of them?

    Actually, my calculations show it's 549.
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    Re: Gomma (Etro) and Tabac Blond

    I remember finding Gomma similar to Bvlgari Black and MdO Carnation - but I have swapped away all of those samples so I can't revisit those impressions.
  38. Re: Any Beautiful Smells in Nature, that have yet to been fully utilized in Perfume

    Surprisingly enough, I'll second this. I find pine in scent nauseating at best, so I avoid it like the plague. Then again, actual pine trees or forests are great. If only someone could *really*...
  39. Re: The bottom 5 worst fragrance houses in your opinion

    Hell yes. First thing that came to mind. Making up the rest of my hated quintet:

    Lostmarch
    Indult
    By Kilian
    Comptoir Sud Pacifique
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    Re: gender sensibilities

    I'm going to play the resident contrarian for a bit, okidoki?

    Not just a question of some folks insisting... it's a plain & simple observation. Fact. Some "read" certain aromas and fragrances as...
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    Re: Animal Attack..!

    Hm, that *is* odd. But seriously, why would Grant supposedly spend all that time coding a silly joke in the middle of a big forum overhaul? There's so much work left to do that I really can't imagine...
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    Re: Most worn in March and First Quarter

    March:
    6X Jil Sander Sun
    4X Eau des Merveilles
    2X Tam Dao, No. 23, cKone, Ouarzazate, Sensuous, Vanille Galante, Chergui, Hiris

    Q1:
    8X No 23, Jil Sander Sun
    7X Tam Dao,
    6X Eau des...
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    Re: Ava Luxe Returns!

    Oh yay! No more stalking evilbay. Here's to hoping she'll resurrect some of the scents she didn't offer on Etsy, too.... (MadonnaLilyMadonnaLilyMadonnaLily)
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    Re: Animal Attack..!

    I'm on a Windows, and I see no Animals except the ones posted in the actual thread... Yours is one of you with a sunset, correct? Must be a problem on your end after all.

    Edit: d'oh, April 1st....
  45. Re: My friend's 33... Is it time to gently move her on from the Body Shop's White Musk?

    It can be quite hard to find what you need using the search function, don't worry!
    London has a ridiculous amount of perfume shops, so you should be able to find most of the recs there. Try this map.
  46. Re: Andy Tauer, Vero Kern, MDCI, etc are available in Amsterdam

    Prime location, too... Sounds very promising indeed.
  47. Re: My friend's 33... Is it time to gently move her on from the Body Shop's White Musk?

    As it happens, I started a thread a few months ago asking for white musk recommendations. I got a *lot* of great tips. Take a look!

    Personally, I dislike the type of musk used in Lovely and the...
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    Re: Osmanthus - a revelation

    Amsterdam, hm? Simon Levelt?

    The pictures are very pretty, btw. Wish I could smell an actual blossom.
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    Re: Highly evaluated here - total crap on you?

    Heh. Have tried BaV for the first time not too long ago and I *did* like it. Feel free to send it my way ;) I hear there's a big difference in civettiness (which may account for the manure angle)...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 23 March

    Hiris today. Here's to better times for everyone here!
  51. Re: Can someone here please explain the economics of perfumery?

    And yet I find niche companies are more guilty than designer companies when it comes to offering one gigantic size only. It's not all that hard finding 30ml of your average Jil Sander or Kenzo or...
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    Re: Hen house in bathroom

    That's hilarious. :grin:
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    Re: Vajazzling-- yikes! (NSFW!)

    Catching on late.. What *is* this?!


    I heard someone else make a case for "vajazzling" (barf, what a word) by defending it as personal choice. I found it hard to put my discomfort with that...
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    Re: SotD Monday 15 March

    Getting horsey with Dzing!, the dregs of my sample.

    RHM, pat the countess on the head for finding her royal self such a great family!
  55. Re: Help me find this fragrance : Designer rose, orange color packaging, possibly early to mid 1990s

    How bout this one?
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Cy0Vl8gtL._SL500_AA280_.jpg
    (Les Belles de Ricci)
    Definitely early 90's and orange, don't know about the rose but it was decidedly sweet...
  56. Re: I need to seduce a girl, and quick. Please help.

    Wtf. Don't care if that's meant as a joke, that's way out of line.

    This thread is an excellent way of padding out my ignore list, it seems. My mistake for opening it.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 14 March

    Beautiful image, but doesn't the model look like an amputee - just a tiny bit? :S

    Tea for Two today. I oversprayed this one once and hated it for some time afterwards, but it seems we're buddies...
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    Poll: Re: Weigh in on your MONA DI ORIO faves

    Funnily enough, Lux and Jabu are the two I like best from this line, Dimi! Those two are the easiest to love, to my mind. The others (especially Carnation, but Chamarré and Nuit Noire are guilty too)...
  59. Re: IL PROFVMO decision to make..which one should I choose?

    Ah, choices, choices! Personally, I found the Café Vert boring. And not coffee-like at all. Haven't tried the other two, though! Now if it was Touaregh... yum.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 11 March

    Armani Night.

    http://www.millaj.com/pics/armani-night1.jpg
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    Re: Isn't It Ironic That.....

    I seem to remember a thread or two by your hand where you got your arse handed to you over on the FFD. No need to be bitter about it, sweets. :D
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    Re: SOTD on You Tube

    Great job! My biggest problem with video reviews is that my attention starts to wander, but no such problems here. You manage to be both succinct & informative.
  63. Poll: Re: BMM10: 3/9 Games 29-32 (A*Men, Avignon, Chergui, Dzing!, and more)

    High stakes for me in this round... much wishful thinking in my guesses here. Not that I'm doing all that well anyway, of course. :D Goes to show how much my wishful thinking is worth.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 9 March

    That was my impression, too. Mostly Kiehl's Musk plus a bunch'o roses.

    Clair de Musc today.
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    Re: SotD Monday 8 March

    Had a few stressful talks today - balanced out by heartwarmingly wonderful words of support from friends.
    Scent was an afterthought: Sensuous again as I threw it in my bag yesterday.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 7 March-10

    After six days of Jil Sander Sun (who knew), now in Sensuous. Ditto on the sunny weather these parts, though it's still treacherously cold.
  67. Re: Ever heard of these all-natural brands/got some pointers?

    The good life & jules, thanks! The lady who owns the shop told me they were German & Swiss brands (she's German herself), but it's good to have some extra info. I'll report back if and when I get a...
  68. Ever heard of these all-natural brands/got some pointers?

    The other day I happened on a shop (self-titled "natural drugstore") which turned out to carry several unkown-to-me all-natural perfume brands. Anyone familiar with these?
    Alqvimia
    Farfalla...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 3 March

    Jil Sander Sun, as yesterday & the day before.
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    Re: What Fragrances Have You Thrown in the Bin?

    Just last week I chucked a decant of Marc Jacobs Blush that had gone off. Don't think I ever binned anything else, not even the Clinique Happy with the faulty sprayer...
  71. Re: Friends, Romans, Countrymen Lend Me Thine Ears.

    Alexandrian, innit? Unless there's another one I'm unaware of. Either way, it sure would do nicely.

    Profumi di Firenze Spezie di Medici comes to mind too. Just murky and linear enough to...
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    Re: Jasmine, jasmine, jasmine!!

    Ooh, teas! I got an osmatnhus-flavoured green tea not too long ago. Wrote about it here.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 28 February

    Been wearing the discontinued L'Occitane Neroli EDP the past two days and again today - this is really lovely & uplifting. Which I needed, sorta. :) I have decided that I refuse to be put upon by...
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    Re: Most worn in February?

    3x L'Occitane Neroli EDP (vintage), Reminiscence Musc, Tam Dao, Ava Luxe no 23
    2x Eau des Merveilles, Kiehl's Musk, Chergui, Safran Troublant, Vanille Galante
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 17th of February

    Eau des Merveilles again.

    Sorry to say I'm having to deal with some personal problems that'll take me away from BN for I don't know how long. I'll miss you guys.
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    Re: Recommendation alert: "white" musks

    Oh, I'm not chucking out the recs I didn't get to try this time 'round. Should I find them anytime in the future, I'll have some fun with them.
  77. Re: Suggestions for similar to Bois D'Argent but not so hard to find...

    Eh?
    Bois d'Argent is a powdery-honeyed woodsy iris, Thé Rouge a chewy-sweet fig & rooibos. Very few similarities at all, really.

    Today I re-sampled Bois Farine and it reminded me of Bois...
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    Re: Highest Rated Non-FBW scents.

    Not one 5 stars that I wouldn't like full bottles of (funds & availability permitting) since in my rating system 5 stars equals superb and wearable.
    By contrast, many 4 stars I respect; they are...
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    Re: Recommendation alert: "white" musks

    Thought I'd do a final update here.

    In the end, Reminiscence Musc won out for me, so I swapped for a decant of it. Imagine my surprise that when I got it, I didn't recognize the scent at all....
  80. Poll: Re: Is the dry, woody/incense fad over now? POLL.

    Back to the present... Hypes are by definition short-lived, no? Incense was once today's aoud, which has replaced it as flavour of the month. I agree with whoever said up there that many of the...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 16 February - Shrove Tuesday

    Snow. AGAIN. Can it be over already? *Grumblegrumble*
    OTOH, Pancake Day sounds right up my alley. I may join in the celebrations, tonight.

    Eau des Merveilles, pretending I'm on a sunny beach in a...
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    Re: SotD Monday 15th February 2009

    Covered in vanilla patches today:
    Il Profumo di Firenze/Zenzero - Starts off sharp & bracing, almost herbal - no ginger though? After that a mediocre vanilla. Meh.
    La Maison de la Vanille/Vanille...
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    Re: Commenting without sniffing?

    Good point. Moreover, I never really "get" the criticism that 1ml samples are unfit for reviewing. Why on earth not? I have formed pretty solid opinions based on 1ml. Not to mention the 0.2ml Amouage...
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    Re: Do you scent your stuffs?

    I hate when that happens. I once accidentally sprayed Profumum Dambrosia on my leather wristwatch - it smelled of sickly sweet vanilla-infused fruit stew for weeks.

    I have sprayed the lining of...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 14 February St. Valentine's Day

    SL Chergui from my newly arrived bottle. It's the green juice as opposed to the purple I had as a sample, and there *is* a noticeable difference in the opening. I really have no preference either...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 13 February

    Early riser, tigs!

    Just sprayed on some Marc Jacobs Blush, but I think my lil' decant is past its prime. There's an acetone-like sharpness in the topnotes that I do not recall at all; the poor...
  87. Re: Article: Final three fragrances announced in Basenotes / CPL Aromas Fragrance Project

    Mahvahllous choices! Huge congrats to the very creative souls whose briefs deservedly made it.
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    Re: Unisex Scents And The Blurring Of The Line

    You wouldn't wear it =/= it isn't unisex. :)


    I don't either, but then I do recognize that those "classifications" are not static or objective. Everyone should and does decide for themselves only...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 11 January

    Cor, time travel!

    I've decided spring will come quicker if I wear spring-y scents. Diptyque Philosykos it is.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 10 February

    MdO Jabu today for a little liquid sunshine.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 9th of February

    SL Datura Noir.
  92. Re: Which notes in the pyramid will turn you off before even sniffing a fragrance?

    AVOID:
    "Chocolate". It never is, and it's always revolting.
    "Coffee". Ditto.
    Plum/apricot. Probably just a matter of an aromachemical I react strongly to, though.

    BE WARY:
    Pine. All too often...
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    Re: Really? It smells like *that* to you?!

    I have long thought my nose was broken because I just could *not* get the concept of "skank". MKK smells mainly of roses, to me. And sure enough, I get the powder and soap in it, as a by-product of...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 7 February

    Missed SnS yesterday, and now am stumped. I don't have that many that fit the description. I do have some pure civet tincture, but I'm thinking that might be overkill. So: Kingdom? MKK? Jasmin de...
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    Re: Most Melancholy Fragrance?

    My vote goes to Coromandel: an unlike candidate, perhaps, but to me, it smells of wet soil and autumnal forests drowned in sheets of rain. It's gorgeous, but not very wearable at all to me last time...
  96. Re: My 1 Liter Creed Vintage Tabarome!!! Feast your eyes on this bad boy!!!!

    My best guess is that it's a contraction of "tabac" and "arôme".

    WOWZA @ that bottle.
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    Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

    :)
    It's The She Space. Used to be very happy with their product, but now I'm just annoyed to be handing my money to a company that does not care about its customers. Needless to say, this will have...
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    Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

    Just bought two 10g containers of mineral blush - the only blush in the history of blushes that does not make me look like either a clown or a porcelain doll.

    Not a happy purchase, though: it's a...
  99. Re: BMM10 Selection Show! Will your selections make the big dance?

    SoS, nerd alert! :D
    Interesting premise, though. And it's true; last year, I found myself not voting for rounds where I knew none of the scents. With weighed votes, those skipped matches wouldn't...
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    Re: SotD Friday 5th of February

    Chergui from a sample, in anticipation of my partial bottle. It's not fair how shipping from the US is faster than just crossing the damn Chunnel, is it?
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